Andrew Abraham

andy-0101 My name in Andrew Abraham. I have been investing in commodities and managed futures since 1994. I adhere to the philosophy of trend following. Trend following stresses a disciplined approach to commodity/ futures trading. Successful trend following and commodity futures investing requires patience, discipline and actively managing the risk. What sets me apart from other traders is that I am not only concerned about the return on investment but how much risk I will have to tolerate to achieve my goals.

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If you are interested in contacting for speaking engagements. Please email me at Andrabr9@gmail.com or call 954 903 0638.

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Futures and commodity trading involve substantial risk. The evaluations of futures and commodities may fluctuate and as a result, clients may lose more than their original investment. In no event should the content of this website be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication by, that you will profit, or that losses can or will be limited in any manner whatsoever. Past results are no indication of future performance. Information provided on this website is intended solely for informative purposes and is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Information is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible, where projections of future conditions are attempted.

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Why do Investors Fall for Scams?

Why do Investors Fall for Scams?
Is it greed or simple lack of experience? Investors have experienced terrible scams in recent years. We all know about the Madoff escapades, but South Florida residents have their own scam artists. Nevin Cohen is a flamboyant and interesting character who defrauded his trusted investors to the tune of close to $1 Billion dollars. He is not alone, my University of Florida alumni and dorm mate Scott Rothstein stole more than a billion dollars also. I do not understand how wealthy investors allow themselves to fall for such scams. Nevin Cohen promised his investors 25%+ by selling groceries to other parts of the country for higher markups than in South Florida. Anyone with common sense would realize this was not realistic. Scott Rothstein’s game was buying into legal settlements. He took down so many investors it was almost of who’s who of South Florida elite. The common denominator as well with Madoff was easy returns. No drawdowns. No extended periods of not making money. This is completely the opposite of trend following and investing. Trend following is tough. We always have drawdowns as well as long periods in which returns are not generated. This is the reality! There is no free lunch.

As hard as trading is…the other part of this is that occasionally trend followers “stumble” into some really interesting trends that carry on much more than one would ever expect. When these trends carry on, profits are generated. One example was last year’s cotton that ran from approx. 70 to approx. 200. Fortunes were made and lost on this trade. Clothing manufacturers lost tons of money as they could not pass on the added costs due to the economy.

Putting this into another perspective, one’s money is made over long periods of time and during these long periods of times, drawdowns and extended drawdowns are encountered. If the investor can get through these tough periods they put themselves in a position to possibly profit. I personally look at periods of 10 years or even greater. A 15% CAR over 10 years you 4 times your money or over 15 years you 8 times your money. It is very tough, but in the past there are numerous commodity trading advisers who have netted this to their investors (does not mean they are guaranteed to do this in the future however).

Bottom line there is no free lunch. Retirement in a box does not exist. Trend following is difficult and mentally challenging. If you can get through the drawdowns you stand the chance to compound money over time.

Abraham Investment Management

Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss no matter who is managing your money and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results

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